The plan was simple. Get up slightly late. Have breakfast. Pack, then check just before 11, leaving my bags at the hotel (which has a secure facility for luggage storage). This would give me roughly three and a half hours to wander round, grabbing photos, then a snack or light lunch before heading off to the airport. Continue reading
Prague is suffering through it’s own fault. By keeping regulation and enforcement on various form of adult and intoxicant entertainments light, combined with cheap flights in and cheap accommodation, it has become stag do and party capital of Europe. This has resulted in large groups of younger (though not entirely) people (yes not just men) roaming around in crowds, and then from mid afternoon on, starting to fill the myriad of bars, from where they emerge late in to the evening or early in the morning. Continue reading
It’s easy to lose track of time, especially when editing and uploading photos, writing a blog, and at the same time looking at the time on a device you’ve not synced locally. So when at 8 pm I got a call from some of the friends I had agreed to meet for diner earlier in the day I discovered it was not the 7pm I was seeing. Worse still I had only just started to look up where we should go. As our hotels were close to each other and one person, Edith – Aistair’s mother, has mobility problems, it made sense to go back to Potrefena Husa Nadroni, after all it does decent local food, and being a chain it is priced and targeted at locals, unlike virtually everywhere else around here. Continue reading
Normally I post at the start of a trip about where I’m hosting my travel/holiday pictures. It used to be WebShots, until they changed direction and effectively stopped hosting, then Photobucket, but that is slow and when they went to redo their pricing options it was beyond silly and plain greedy, so I now just have a very limited free account. I’ve still used it for this trip, but as I have to rotate photos out these may only stay in place for a year or two. I’ve not found a suitable alternative, that has sufficient space on a free account, allows a tree structure so I have have different albums per holiday and sub albums/folders for a level or two below, and don’t take/steel owenership. Answers on a postcard 😉 (Flickr, Imgur, Google Photos, FaceBook are all not suitable for various reasons). Continue reading
It was back to the Klementinum this morning, for an exhibition on the Narod Lodge and key moments in Freemasonry in The Czech Republic and Czechoslovakia at the gallery. This is open to the public, and while not large, is well done and rather interesting. Continue reading
I’ve been in two minds whether to do a post about today. Not because of any secretive stuff with connection to the Masonic part, but more because there’s little of interest to the traveler. Nite little, not none.
I went out for a walk to see a few places near by and to take some more photos, before heading back to the hotel and heading out again for an evening meal. It was then I bumped in to some people going to the same event as me tomorrow and staying at the same hotel. We agreed to meet in the hotel bar. I was then rung by someone I know better, who also was at the same hotel and the numbers grew.
My hotel is well placed for the normal tourist areas, though this also means it can be hard to move off the track and make back street discoveries. Continue reading
My hotel, Perla Hotel, is well appointed and comfortable (it was recommended to me). So post a large buffet style breakfast I’m now planning my day out. Looks, on paper at least, like there could be a fair bit of walking, and that’s without crossing the river (I might do Charles Bridge or I might leave that till Sunday when I may head over to the Castle and Cathedral.
More to follow, though photos will probably just be a link through to an online gallery (might not be Photobucket this time due to their changes).